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Forum topic by ClayandNancy posted 1218 days ago 2573 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ClayandNancy

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1218 days ago

I’m looking at a Boice Crane jointer 1950 vintage 6”, anyone have any insight to this jointer? Needs a little tlc but looks in fair to good condition.


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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 1218 days ago

Ask the question at OWWM.org and they’ll tell you run don’t walk to get it!

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 1218 days ago

I agree with Lee. Boice Crane is an industrial manufacture and has been known for heavy duty tools. I think the folks on OWWM would be able to help you. I guess the trick would be to know how much it has been used and how hard.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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devann

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#3 posted 1218 days ago

I’m still using an old Boice Crane tablesaw. They do seem to be well built and last. Along with the two mentioned sites above you can also try vintage machinery.org. I found a Boice Crane catalog there researching my TS.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Loren

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#4 posted 1218 days ago

B-C is a decent brand. Light industrial and home shop stuff. Not bad
machines at all. Parts are tough to get, but jointers are simple machines
with few moving parts.

If it’s got a motor, switch, a usable stand, flat tables, decent bearings,
all the knives, a fence that works, it’s probably worth about $100-150
on the used market. Perfectly restored of course it could be worth
$400 or so to a collector.

A sheet-metal original cabinet stand can be worth more than the
tool it was made for.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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ClayandNancy

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#5 posted 1218 days ago

Thanks guys. Loren Right now it’s on a homemade, not to bad stand. I’ll have to check around for a cabinet if I buy this one, he is in your price range for used.

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ClayandNancy

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#6 posted 1216 days ago

Well I bought it. It has the original 3/4 hp motor, what a monster. As soon as it warms up here a bit I’ll be taking it apart to refurb. Pics to come.

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